The 4-day long holiday of April 30 to May 1 is a factor that motivates tourists to return to long-distance trips. Many travel businesses expect tourism to boom after a long time.
In addition to the high vaccination rate, the information about opening tourism makes customers’ psychology gradually become more comfortable. The long holiday from April 30 to May 1 is an opportunity for tourists to go on a long trip with family and friends.
Following the positive signal from domestic tourism during the last Lunar New Year, many travel agencies have launched promotional packages and expanded tour products to attract tourists during the holiday.
Planning for the holiday
This year’s holiday April 30-1/5 lasts 4 days, Ms. Thanh Thuy (Binh Thanh district) has planned a trip away from the city with her family. Although knowing that going out on a big holiday is inevitable, some services may not be as attentive as usual, the 31-year-old woman still decided to go to the end.
“My husband and I are both office workers, our children are in primary school, so it is difficult to arrange free time together to travel far. I have read a lot about tourist destinations being overloaded every year, but I believe that if I prepare early and choose a reasonable schedule, the trip can go smoothly.”
A month before the trip, she went online to search for destinations that match the criteria of solitude, beautiful natural scenery, and more affordable prices. Instead of crowded Da Lat (Lam Dong), Vung Tau, Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) crowded, she is considering visiting Mang Den (Kon Tum), camping experience in Ta Dung (Dak Nong), etc.
Similar to Ms. Thuy, Mr. Hung also chose to go to the ceremony. He has already booked a combo of flight tickets and hotels from a travel agency. “My next trip is mainly for leisure, so I want to choose a resort a bit far from the center so I don’t have to wait in line.” Anh Hung prioritizes choosing a destination with many services such as swimming pool, gym, golf course, restaurant.
In addition, trekking, climbing, and cycling activities are also loved by many young people thanks to their new experiences.
Vibrant domestic tour market
Responding to Zing, Ms. Nguyen Nguyet Van Khanh, Deputy Director of Vietravel’s Marketing Department, said that the situation of booking tours on this year’s holiday is quite positive. This company is expected to serve 4,000 domestic and foreign tourists.
Up to now, about 30% of customers have registered to buy the tour. Ms. Khanh added that after the epidemic season, the psychology of tourists booking tours changed a lot: “Customers usually close about a week before departure for domestic tours, about 2 weeks for foreign tours”.
Vietnam’s tourism market is gradually exciting, is the opinion of the representative of Fiditour – Vietluxtour Travel.
According to Ms. Tran Thi Bao Thu, Marketing and Communication Director of the company, this time is still quite early to calculate the number of visitors because customers who book domestic travel services are quite close to the departure date, even during holidays and Tet. However, the business predicts the growth rate will be good, possibly 30-40% higher than the same period last year.
For upcoming holidays such as the anniversary of the ancestors and April 30 to May 1, Fiditour – Vietluxtour has prepared products for the South – Central – North route, from package tours to partial services to serve the needs of different retail and group segments.
Not outside the vibrant tourism market, Saigontourist has deployed 60 package tour products to serve the anniversary of the ancestors’ death anniversary and April 30 to May 1 with products such as flights, roads, high-speed trains, combo package of transportation and hotel services, etc.
8,000 guests is the number Saigontourist expects to serve in the next 4 holidays.
Beach tour is crowned
Up to now, tourists have had quite a few travel options from the North to the South for the upcoming holiday. As noted by the reporter, the beaches across the country are still “hot” destinations, attracting many tourists’ attention.
Travel companies focus on deploying tours to Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Ho Tram, Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Da Nang…
Still familiar journeys and destinations, each company pursues its own way to create a different and highlight journey. Ms. Hoang Thuy Linh, Deputy Director of Marketing and Communication Department of Saigontourist, said that a new experience is the factor that attracts tourists at this time. Ms. Linh gave an example of a group of 350 guests who came to Nha Trang in early March that the company served.
Having a long vacation, tourists also tend to have fun abroad. Thailand, Singapore, Maldives, Dubai… are still outstanding destinations that many people are interested in.
Ms. Khanh suggests visitors some new experiences abroad with preferential prices. “Previously, foreign tours only had package products. Now, we provide hotel services exclusively in some destinations such as Singapore (2 nights at a 3-star hotel, give a Vaccinate Travel Pass VTP card) priced from 4,6 million VND, Bali (3 nights in a 4-star hotel) cost 7 million VND,… for guests to explore freely.
@ Zing News